Caroline LinscottWatercolor Paintings
For over twenty years, Caroline Linscott has dedicated her artistic talent to an ever-increasing development of watercolor painting expertise. "It is my greatest desire to create work that will endure the test of time. Executing watercolor paintings with great care that hopefully will speak to the viewer's inner soul, my goal is to capture the love of light dancing across the delicate surface and reflecting the subtle colors and peeking into the sheer essence of life. Jesus Christ is the light of this world, and I find Him in my paintings.
"I fell in love with the night blooming cactus. The blossoms are large and magnificent but only open once in the evening, and when the morning light touches the flower, it slowly closes. So it is that the "Catching the Last Light" series has evolved. I painted them much larger than life so that I could more adequately share with the viewer a glimpse of the joy for God that I feel. Watercolor was the perfect medium as the transparent layers really achieve the translucent light filtering through the petals. Then, by adding the dramatic dark background, the flowers sing with life. I work many different subjects but always come back to flowers. Because I live in Arizona, many of the flowers I choose are native to the state and are representative of God's creation."
Caroline has held many prestigious positions in the world of art and has been accepted in several International Juried Watercolor shows during her career. She describes her art journey as like being on an escalator always taking you to the next level, growing and learning to see, then experimenting to find just the right approach to achieve the desired outcome.
Her latest passion is teaching others and especially inspiring the next generation to paint the beauty of God's work. She and her husband reside in Prescott, Arizona.
When asked how God inspires her art, Caroline shared this deeply personal glimpse of her early life:
"Faithful and True"
"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True." Revelation 19:11
"I, Jesus have sent my angel to give you this testimony to the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." Revelation 22: 16
As I was painting this watercolor a long forgotten childhood memory came clearly back from the recesses of my mind. My earthly father was taken from me by a massive heart attack right before my young eyes. Needless to say the trauma was more than I could handle. So when alone and in the depth of despair the Lord gave me a place in my mind that I could be at rest and feel His peace. I placed myself in my mind's eye down by a beautiful, tranquil, and gently moving creek. The sky was deep blue with fluffy white clouds drifting along. I would lay down in the cool lush green grass, listening to the sound of the lazy water trickling by, mixed with the melody of birds singing just to me. Then came the visitation from the one who is "Faithful and True,"
My friend, the beautiful white horse. You see just a year before when all things seemed perfect, my friends and I watched a Saturday afternoon matinee about horses, so we pretended to be horses. Each one described what color we would be and what our names where. Then we ran free, jumping and speaking in horse language to each other. For hours we would be in that fantasy land that children often go. I pretended to be a beautiful white horse whose name was,
"Morning Star" by Caroline Linscott (You can find the painting in the Gallery section of the web site. It has been sold recently, but it remains in each of our hearts.)